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Citalin 5mg Tablets

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Citalin 5 MG Description

Citalin tablet is used commonly to treat depression along with anxiety. Citalin tablets contain Citalopram as a chief ingredient. Citalopram works by increasing serotonin (a chemical found in our bra

in). Serotonin plays a vital role in controlling the mood of a person. By taking Citalin tablets, a person gets relief from the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Citalin tablets require a prescription from a well trained medical professional. Citalin tablets do not have a habit-forming tendency; however, the person consuming it should be inspected daily by his caregiver for any signs of behaviour change. There is a probability of suicidal tendencies in some of its users. In case of any behaviour change, consult your doctor as soon as possible. Citalin tablets should be taken at a fixed amount of time as prescribed by your doctor; however, it is best to take them in the morning. Some people may experience a lack of sleep as one of its side effects after taking it at night. This medication should not be given to children below 12 years.


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ContainsCitalopram(5.0 Mg)
UsesAnti-anxiety, Anti-depression
Side effectsNausea, Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Low sex drive, Insomnia, Vomiting
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Uses of Citalin 5 MG

  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Contraindications of Citalin 5 MG

  • If you had a history of any heart disease or have had a cardiac arrest.
  • If you are allergic to citalopram.
  • If you have liver disease.
  • If you take Monoamine oxidase(MAO) inhibitors.
  • If you have seizures.
  • If you have Glaucoma(an eye disease).

Side effects of Citalin 5 MG

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Low sex drive
  • dizziness

Precautions and Warnings of Citalin 5 MG



Can I take Citalin tablets during pregnancy?
No, it is usually not recommended to use Citalin tablets during pregnancy, as it may be harmful to the foetus. Pregnant women must consult the doctor before taking Citalin tablets for proper guidance.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Citalin tablets while breastfeeding?
Although limited studies are available; it usually is not recommended to use Citalin tablets if you are breastfeeding. It may pass from mother to baby through breast milk and may cause harmful side effects in the baby. It may even affect its growth.


Can I drive if I have taken Citalin tablets?
No, it is not recommended to drive after taking a Citalin tablets Tablet. Citalin tablets can cause drowsiness which might affect the coordination ability of the mind and muscles. Consult your physician for more information.


Can I consume alcohol with the Citalin tablets?
No, it is recommended not to consume alcohol or any of its forms along with Citalin tablets. Alcohol may reduce the effectiveness of Citalin tablets, and may lead to loss of the coordinating ability of muscles and mind.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any liver, kidney or heart disease pathology.
  • You develop any suicidal urge or tendencies.
  • You want to discontinue the use of Citalin tablets.
  • You witness the side effects of Citalin tablets getting worse

Mode of Action of Citalin 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Citalin tablets contain citalopram. Citalopram helps uplift the patient's mood and relieves them from the symptoms of depression and anxiety. It increases the level of a chemical messenger called sero...
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Directions for Use of Citalin 5 MG

  • Citalin tablets should only be used after a recommendation by a doctor.
  • Citalin tablets can be taken with or without food.
  • Citalin tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, break or crush it.
  • Avoid using Citalin tablets if the seal of the packet is not intact.
  • For optimal pharmacological effects, Citalin tablets should be taken at the same time every day.
  • Do not allow anyone else to use your medications as dosage amounts may vary from person to person.

Interactions of Citalin 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Furosemide- A person may experience symptoms like nausea, weight gain, vomiting and altered frequency in urination.
  • Amikacin- Symptoms like fluid retention altered frequency in urination may be seen in some patients.
  • Chloramphenicol- It may decrease the therapeutic effect of Citalin tablets.
  • Ethinyl estradiol- These pills are commonly used as contraceptives, and their effects may be reduced if used along with Citalin tablets.

Interactions with food items

  • No adverse interaction of Citalin tablets with any food is known yet. However, you should strictly follow the dietary instructions as advised by your doctor. In case of any fluctuation in weight, cons...
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Storage and disposal of Citalin 5 MG

You should store Citalin tablets at room temperature away from direct sunlight. It should be stored in a place away from moisture as this may degrade the quality of medicine, which may reduce its effi...
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Dosage of Citalin 5 MG


In case of an accidental overdose, consult your physician as soon as possible for getting proper guidance. Its overdose may cause seizures in patients.

Missed a Dose

If you miss a missed dose of Citalin tablet, take it as soon as possible. If the gap is too long or it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you have missed and continue the scheduled one. C...
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Content Details


Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: I am a 42 year old female diagnosed with glaucoma. Is it safe for me to use Citalin tablets?

A: Citalin tablets have been known to increase intraocular pressure (pressure inside the eyeballs). It may lead to severe damage or loss of vision. Regular monitoring of intraocular pressure is necessary if you are taking Citalin tablets. Consult your doctor for proper guidance.

Q: How long do Citalin tablets take to be effective, and how long does its effect last in our body if taken once?

A: It can take around 4-6 weeks for Citalin tabs to show their complete response. Take this medication regularly and ensure that no dose is missed to achieve good results.

Q: Are Citalin tabs safe to be used in liver patients?

Q: Citalin tabs are metabolised inside the liver and may cause side effects in patients with liver pathology. Consult your doctor for more information.

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Last Updated on: 28 Mar 2022 | 11:58 AM (IST)

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